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Seasoned Business Attorney, Shauna Vernal, Joins Miller Nash’s Financial Services Team



Miller Nash welcomes Shauna Vernal as special counsel to the firm’s financial services team. Shauna, based in our Seattle office, is a seasoned legal executive with more than 25 years of experience executing global and domestic transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, securities, regulatory compliance, litigation management, financial reporting compliance, and public and shareholder relations management. Shauna's clients are from varied industries, from startups to mature, public companies, with a focus on tech, AI, and highly regulated healthcare and healthcare tech, life sciences tech, financial institutions, and fintech. Additionally, she has a proven track record as a trusted technology and intellectual property tactician, with broad experience ranging from product development to cloud solutions, online services and IP protection.

“I am excited to return to Miller Nash to partner with amazing, innovative clients, providing a unique service that focuses on my clients’ businesses and overall success,” says Shauna. “My goal is to understand my clients’ needs, opportunities, and pain points so I become a creative and effective strategic partner, helping them find the most efficient path to the best solutions for their business.”

Over the span of Shauna's practice, she has served as CLO of two public companies (taking one public) and two private companies. In some of her recent roles, she has led legal, compliance, corporate governance, equity, regulatory, privacy, intellectual property, immigration, human resources, strategy, and M&A, as well as risk management matters for SAAS healthcare technology companies. Shauna has 11 years of experience in strategic positions within the Microsoft corporate, external and legal affairs team, and has also worked in the heavily regulated banking and fintech industries, including serving as CLO of a publicly traded commercial, regional bank.

About Shauna Vernal
Shauna helps clients manage large teams of internal and external resources to efficiently accomplish major strategic objectives across multiple, diverse groups and in heavily matrixed environments. She received her bachelor’s degree from California Lutheran University before earning her law degree at the University of Washington School of Law.

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